Hearing Loss in Childs
jwiggs at sunflowr.usd.edu
Thu Jan 23 19:01:02 EST 1997
What county in Mishigan? -JW
On 23 Jan 1997, SSimp10496 wrote:
> Be thankful to God that her hearing can be helped with aids. Our daughter
> was diagnosed at 6 months with a profound loss and the prognosis was that
> she wouldn't hear at all and to learn sign language. Kylie surprised them
> all though. At 6 months she just wasn't testable. She had been in an
> intensive care unit for months previous and had learned to tune out most
> background noise. She will be retested at 18 months, but her hearing
> teacher feels that by the time she matures, she will be able to hear with
> aids too!
> I understand the grief you feel, because we experienced it with great
> intensity. Keep up with everything you need to be doing and Don't treat
> her like she's now special and can't do things other kids can. That would
> be doing her a great injustice. She needs to know she fits in. If she
> struggles in a totally hearing world, you have the option (if you're in
> the U.S.) of demanding she be placed with other hearing impaired kids that
> are taught to be "mainstreamed" with hearing kids.
> We have opted that by the time our daughter is 3, we will be able to move
> to a county in Michigan which almost "caters" to hearing impaired
> children, where they are the norm at one particular school that has both
> hearing and deaf kids. You may want to contact your school district to
> find out these types of options, or look on the Internet.
> Good luck to all of you.
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